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    I have heard that Gold Dollars can be quite unpredictable. Some are good, while others just can't take an edge. Poor quality control, most likely.

    I started with a Dovo Best Quality (6/8, in my case), and find it to be a very nice shaver. However, I bought it because it came in a well-priced starter set. If I had to choose now, well, I'd check the classified section to find a nice low-cost alternative. Also, you could try whipped dog straights for an ugly but usable razor.

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    Thank you very much guys for your help. I will actually get rid of the current razor I have- I'm convinced it's a very bad one. I'll look into some DOVOs or have a look in the classifieds for one. I'm wondering if sellers will be able to ship to New Zealand?
    Thanks once again!

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    Don't be too hasty getting rid of the razor just yet. It might serve you well as a letter-opener.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dom View Post
    I'm wondering if sellers will be able to ship to New Zealand?
    Thanks once again!
    There are s good number of Aussies running around here, it shouldnt be a problem for them to ship to NZ.
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    Ive had similar. Started with a shavette and once proficient upgraded to a straight. First one I bought was from China and it fell apart in my hands before I got as far as the bathroom. Like the guys above say, you just cannot buy cheap and expect great results. I am currently waiting for my Muhle carbon bladed 5/8 straight to arrive. Exciting times!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dom View Post
    Thank you very much guys for your help. I will actually get rid of the current razor I have- I'm convinced it's a very bad one. I'll look into some DOVOs or have a look in the classifieds for one. I'm wondering if sellers will be able to ship to New Zealand?
    Thanks once again!
    Many sellers are all over the world, and I usually see they ship worldwide. I got mine from a member in Japan. +1 on getting a razor from the classifieds. It's win win since you get a good shaver at a good price
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